A trip to the Western part of Ireland earlier this month was wonderful.
Full of music and remarkable and breathtaking scenery.
We drove from Doolin and Aran Islands up to Connemara area and then down to the Dingle peninsula before heading home via Limerick.
On the first morning drive to Doolin, after a night flight and no sleep, I was enchanted by the light that early morning. The fog was just lifting off the marshes and the hills and in that light I saw a weather phenomena that I have never seen before. I was calling them "light bows" Because they were arcing as rainbows do but it was an intense white light arching to the ground which was illuminating small areas of green. I can't even describe how beautiful ...
I later researched and found that they were called fog bows.
Also upon arriving, I noticed that the countryside around Doolin and over at the Islands was infused with a faint aroma that I remember from my childhood. I later identified it as a perfume I loved ..."Je Reviens" After a few days I couldn't smell it anymore as often happens when you become adjusted to something but I wonder if there is something in the compound of that perfume that was in bloom in that area.
Of course, now I need to see if that perfume is yet available...